Alan Chadwick

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Alan Chadwick (July 27, 1909 – May 25, 1980), English master gardener, was a leading innovator of organic farming techniques[1][2] and influential educator in the field of biodynamic/French intensive gardening. He was a student of Rudolf Steiner[3][4] and is often cited[5] as inspirational to the development of the "California Cuisine" movement. The Chadwick restaurant in Beverly Hills was named after him.[6] His grave is marked by a stupa at the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in California. Chadwick is the subject of a 2013 retrospective by a former University of California, Santa Cruz professor, Paul Lee, called There Is a Garden in the Mind: A Memoir of Alan Chadwick and the Organic Movement in California.[7] There is a memorial page at that includes the 1971 16-mm film "Garden".

There is now an exensive website devoted to the life, work and vision of Alan Chadwick. The URL is:

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  1. ^ Biodynamic/French Intensive Gardening, Mother Earth News (1980)
  2. ^ Intensive Organic Gardening, Ohio State University Extension Factsheet
  3. ^ Alan Chadwick Archived 2008-03-28 at the Wayback Machine, Learning to Give
  4. ^ UC Cooperative Extension advisor researches biodynamic grape production UC Cooperative Extension (2007)
  5. ^ Growing Menus, Time Magazine, June 1, 2003
  6. ^ Jerry Shriver. USA TODAY. McLean, Va.: May 25, 2001. p. D.08
  7. ^ "There Is a Garden in the Mind: A Memoir of Alan Chadwick and the Organic Movement in California". Retrieved 2014-09-16.

Note #1 was updated April 19, 2013.

Note #4 is now missing from the UC Davis site.

Note #3 has completely vanished

Note #2 missing March 29, 2016

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